Stewart MacCartney has been the chaplain at Fairhills High School since July 2007. Stewart has qualifications in teaching and counselling and for many years has been involved as a leader in youth groups and running camps. Stewart taught for 12 years before coming to Fairhills.
The role of the Chaplain is supported by the Chaplaincy Committee. The committee is made up of representatives from local churches, school staff and parents, and operates to support the Chaplain, raise funds and promote awareness of the program. The Chaplaincy Fundraising Dinner is the major source of funding to the Chaplaincy program along with Government support and committee and school fundraising.
The chaplain works at the school four days per week and he is part of the school wellbeing team. The chaplain is available to work with all members of the school community including students, parents and staff. The chaplain welcomes all members of the school community, whatever their faith traditions, and whether or not they have religious beliefs.
Location The chaplain is located in the Wellbeing Centre. You can make an appointment to see the chaplain during class time, at lunch time or before or after school.
Camps – the chaplain attends many camps throughout the year as a way of identification, support and developing relationships with students.
Global Classroom – the chaplain plays an important role in the success of the Year 9 Global Classroom.
Wednesday Lunchtime Student Focus - each Wednesday lunchtime youth workers from Youth Dimension and youth leaders from Knox Community Baptist Church come into the school and run fun activities, games and a short talk on relevant youth issues for the students.
Tasty Trucks – each day Tasty Trucks makes available sandwiches for those students who have no lunch.
B2M and Girl Talk - at appropriate times throughout the year programs run that discuss social skills, the difficulties of growing up and friendship in gender specific ways.
Stewart MacCartney, Fairhills High School Chaplain
If you would like to know more about school chaplaincy, please contact Stewart at the school on 9758 5022. We are always eager for more people to be involved either on the committee or through other school programs.
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